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Recording: 2021-10-12 , Tanzfabrik Berlin / Uferstudios (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Ivana Müller

Forces of Nature

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Production Details / Press Releases

«Forces of Nature» re-questions the idea of group movements in their physical, social and environmental contexts. How and why are they created, what is their potential and what are their effects on the immediate and distant surroundings? Based on these reflections, «Forces of Nature» follows a movement of an articulate and complex organism composed of five bodies (persons) with different energies and ideas. Their desires might not be the same, but they have a common goal: the construction of a physical and imaginary space that they share. Their negotiations become their movements; their questions become their score. The piece thus becomes a journey through a landscape in permanent transformation, composed of gestures, words and relationships that question the meaning and potential of what we have “in common”, the notion of interdependence, the sustainability of resources, the importance of care, the idea of the effort, the relevance of the individual and collective choices, and the necessity to act.

Through her choreographic and theatrical work as well as her performances, installations, texts and videos, Ivana Müller explores poetics of language, rethinks the body, movement, voices and their forms of representations, revisits the place of imagination and the imaginary, and questions the notion of participation. In this, she works to inscribe the collective and the collaboration in the artistic practice exploring the idea of social choreography. Her work is often experimental, radical and formally innovative. The idea of living forms, in perpetual movement remains central to her artistic interest. Although she creates in a variety of media, theater remains the primary context in which she develops and presents her work. Her pieces have been produced and presented in festivals and theaters in Europe, United States, Brazil and Asia over the past 20 years.


TFB Nr. 1581

Cast & Credits

concept, text and choreography Ivana Müller
in collaboration with the performers Julien Gallée-Ferré, Daphne Koutsafti/ Anne Lenglet, Julien Lacroix, Irina Solano/ Bahar Temiz, Vincent Weber
scenography in collaboration with Alix Boillot
costumes Suzanne Veiga Gomes
artistic collaboration Anne Lenglet, Jonas Rutgeerts
lighting design, technical coordination Fanny Lacour
soundscape Cornelia Friederike Müller and Nils De Coster
production I’M COMPANY (François Maurisse, Gerco de Vroeg, Suzanne Veiga Gomes)
coproduction Schauspiel Leipzig, Residenz, Leipzig (DE) / ménagerie de verre, Paris (FR) / BUDA Kunstencentrum, Kortrijk (BE) / CCN2 – Centre national chorégraphique de Grenoble (FR) / Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE) / Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE)
support Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (FR) / APAP – performing europe 2020 (EU) / ACT – Art Climate Transition network (EU)
thanks to Théâtre Paris-Villette Paris (FR) / Nanterre-Amandiers, CDN (FR) / Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (FR)/ La Briqueterie CDCN (FR)

Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding

Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Ivana Müller / Trailers and Video Documentations

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